Gil Mildar
As the song says, a Latin American with no money in his pocket.

The evil is among us II

Three days ago, I wrote the first text The evil is among us, and now we have another lunatic making statements that cannot go unpunished. Whenever we think we’ve reached the bottom, someone else takes us further into the abyss. This time, it’s not just Simcha Rotman; it’s another figure spewing venom into the veins of our society, pushing us closer to the precipice of moral collapse.

Former Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin, in a grotesque display of fanaticism, quoted Adolf Hitler while commenting on the war in Gaza, saying: “We can’t live in this land if one Islamo-Nazi remains in Gaza.” This repugnant statement aired on Channel 12 news is yet another reminder of the depths of moral depravity some are willing to sink into.

Tolerance of fools and fascists like Moshe Feiglin is an invitation to normalize evil. Allowing hateful rhetoric, like his citation of Hitler, to spread unchecked compromises the values that uphold Israel. History has shown us that indifference to fanaticism is dangerous and fatal.

Feiglin, with his twisted vision, represents an ideological cancer threatening to erode the moral fabric of our nation. By tolerating such figures, we risk transforming Israel from a beacon of democracy and resilience into a shadow of the very terror we seek to avoid. Allowing hate-filled rhetoric to infiltrate public discourse paves the way for a society where extremism becomes the norm and violence the routine.

Israel, born from the ashes of the Holocaust, has a responsibility to be better and to resist the easy call of hatred and segregation. If we remain silent in the face of figures like Feiglin and do not react with the outrage such statements deserve, we are allowing darkness to take hold of our land.

History is clear: where fascism is tolerated, freedom dies. If Israel allows this darkness to infiltrate, there will be no future. The fortress we are so proud to have built will be corrupted from within. Thus, the Zionist dream of a haven for the Jewish people will perish, not at the hands of external enemies, but through our failure to protect our most sacred values.

Therefore, it is imperative that we vehemently reject figures like Feiglin. We cannot afford to be complacent. The fight against fascism and hatred is a fight for the soul of Israel. Because if we let evil prosper, Israel will not only lose its essence, but its very existence will be at risk.

About the Author
As a Brazilian, Jewish, and humanist writer, I embody a rich cultural blend that influences my worldview and actions. Six years ago, I made the significant decision to move to Israel, a journey that not only connects me to my ancestral roots but also positions me as an active participant in an ongoing dialogue between the past, present, and future. My Latin American heritage and life in Israel have instilled a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and justice. Through my writing, I delve into themes of authoritarianism, memory, and resistance, aiming not just to reflect on history but to actively contribute to the shaping of a more just and equitable future. My work is an invitation for reflection and action, aspiring to advance human dignity above all.
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